A fortress with a heart

Child Now in our fourth decade, Tri-Valley Haven continues to be a vital community resource serving adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness.

We are a safe place, above all, for people who need to be protected before they can begin moving forward. But we are also a place that is committed to doing more than merely healing a life that's hurting; we are committed to helping strengthen that life, and building a culture of personal empowerment for those who are most vulnerable.

We envision a world without violence. But rape, physical and mental abuse, and homelessness occur all too often - and in every community, regardless of class or color. It is likely, in fact, that in your neighborhood someone is alive because the Haven was there to help.

And so we stand strong here, a beacon in the Tri-Valley, protecting those in need, helping them to grow again, and seeking to build a more peaceful society.

One person, one family, one community at a time.

Our history

Our History

Local Heroes

E X E C U T I V E   S T A F F
Ann King, MSW, Executive Director
Ann has more than 30 years of experience in human services both as a service provider and as a manager, specializing in working with family violence, sexual assault, ex-offenders, homeless populations, and poverty situations. Ann has her Masters of Social Work in Administration. She joined the Haven as Executive Director in 1997.
Vicki Thompson, Director of Domestic Violence Services
Vicki has worked at the Haven since 1986. Her experience includes client services, staff and volunteer training, community education, and partnership development with law enforcement, local governments, businesses, schools, and medical providers.
Christine Dillman, Director of Sexual Assault Services
Christine began her Tri-Valley Haven career in 2001 as an Advocate at the Domestic Violence Shelter. She has since held many positions at The Haven, including Director of Homeless Services and Rape Crisis Center Coordinator. Christine has her BA from Brandeis University. She’s been a Board Member at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) since 2009. Christine’s lifelong passion is ending violence against women and children.
Donna Brownlee, Director of Finance and Compliance
Donna has worked in the finance department of the Tri-Valley Haven since 1997. She has managed all of the agency's government contract budgets, developing a thorough knowledge of all the government regulations. She has prior non-profit experience as Fiscal Manager for a large child-care agency with multiple facilities in the Bay Area. She earned a BA before working at the Haven and has certainly earned an informal graduate degree in TVH finance. Her skills are invaluable.
Ralph E. Johnson, Director of Homeless & Family Support Services
Ralph has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and over 30 years of experience in overseeing residential community programs: Seventeen years with a for profit company providing residential treatment services for inmates releasing from federal custody, thirteen years with a non-profit providing shelter and support services for victims of domestic violence/homelessness and a licensed child care center as Executive Director, and one year as Executive Director with a non-profit providing seasonal shelter and support services for transition age youth. Ralph hails from New Jersey where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He earned his first income playing guitar in a rock band, and went to Woodstock.
Kimberly Pudliner, Executive Assistant
Kimberly has been the Executive Assistant of Tri-Valley Haven since May 2000. She has a BA in Psychology and over 15 years experience working for various non-profit organizations, including an adult day care center and a child welfare agency.
B O A R D   O F   D I R E C T O R S
Ernestine Giddens, President
Andrea Brooks, Vice President
Jennifer Porter, Secretary
Laning P. Thompson, Treasurer
Kathleen Bradford
Denise Bridges
Brenda Dutton
San Ramon
James Greenan
Ignacio Martinez
Maria Reems

Work with us to heal lives.

Work with us! It's the most important work you'll ever do. For there is no higher calling than helping those in need.

Employment Opportunities


Full-time: This position is funded through HUD McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, Supported Housing Program, grant. Directly responsible to the Director of Homeless and Family Support Services, the Linkages Case Manager will work closely with the staff of six other participating family shelters, the staff of Allied Housing and the Associated Community Action Program, and the staff of the Alameda County Housing and Community Development. Works with families who are homeless to assess their eligibility for the McKinney Linkages Program.

General Requirements: BA required, MA helpful. One year’s experience with non-profit organizations. Knowledge of employability and homelessness. Knowledge of violence against women and children. Completion of Agency Training within 6 months of employment (if not before).

Benefits: Kaiser Permanente Platinum 90 HMO 0/20, MetLife Dental and Life Insurance, VSP Vision

Hiring Range: $16.64 – $19.14 per hour, pay differential for fluent Bilingual Spanish language skills

Instructions for Applying: EOE. Fax resume to (925) 449-2684, Attn: Fay, or mail to Tri-Valley Haven, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore, CA 94550. Please refer to Job No. 260916HSLCM. Please submit resume by October 31, 2016.

TRI-VALLEY HAVEN is an equal opportunity employer. TRI-VALLEY HAVEN believes that equal employment for all employees is central to the continuing success of the organization and provides equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, religion, color, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, mental or physical impairment, medical condition (including family medical history or genetic information), sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.

We will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment based on any of these factors. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job experience.

TRI-VALLEY HAVEN makes reasonable accommodations to afford disabled applicants and employees the opportunity to work. TRI-VALLEY HAVEN also makes reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices.

This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff and terminations.